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Prescot Community Supermarket is officially opened

New community supermarket opens in Whiston

by Comms Team

Prescot Community Church, supporting residents in Prescot and Whiston, has this week opened a community supermarket, providing essential support to residents through the cost of living crisis.

Located on Old Colliery Road in Whiston (L13 3SX), the community supermarket is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

You’ll be able to pick up a range of food and other essentials at discounted prices. Please note, credit card payments cannot be accepted.

Volunteers at Prescot Community Church have been providing essential support to local communities, firstly through the pandemic and now through the cost of living crisis.

There’s a dedicated space in the Church which is home to the community supermarket, and a Warm Hub will open at the Church on Wednesday 8 February. The Warm Hub will be open every Wednesday from 10am until 4pm.

Cllr Jayne Aston, Cabinet Member for Resources, said:“Our community groups have been instrumental through the cost of living crisis, ensuring residents have access to the right support when they need it.

“A need for support with food and other essentials was identified in Prescot and Whiston and Prescot Community Church has stepped in to ensure residents’ needs are met.”

Reverend Ian Miles from Prescot Community Church, added: “We have established the community supermarket in response to feedback from residents who need a bit more support through the cost of living crisis. It’s completely free to register and anyone who lives in Knowsley is welcome to come along. We offer a range of food, household cleaning materials and personal hygiene products. Plus, our Warm Hub opens from Wednesday 8 February – everyone is welcome.”

The community supermarket at Prescot Community Church is one of a number of community groups that has received funding from the £9m support package being managed through Knowsley Council –  £3.415m from the Council’s own Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund, along with £5.586m from the Government’s Household Support Fund.

The community supermarket has also received support from Explore Partnership and Feeding Britain. Explore Partnership has provided ongoing support to establish this community resource including training and access to food and essential providers. Feeding Britain has provided funding which has helped with the internal fit-out of the supermarket, including the purchase of shelving and the till.